International Women’s Day 2018: Why didn’t girls vote in the first place?
A bit about me
I am Kiera, I’m 8 years old, and I’m a girl. I have a mum, a stepmum, and a naughty little sister. Girls are everywhere in the world, and we are beautiful, nice, we are smart at grammar and good at lots of other things.
What I know about the Suffragettes
Before suffragettes, women couldn’t vote for the prime minister, so a group of girls made a club to try to change things. A girl called Emily Davison walked onto a race course, and was killed by the kings horse when she tried to pin a suffragette banner on him. Because she died people began to take her seriously. Can you imagine having to die to be taken seriously?!
After that, women were allowed to vote but only if they were 30 and owned a house. That means that my mum and stepmum wouldn’t be able to vote if they wanted to! Now, they can vote, because everybody can vote when they’re 18
|This is Emily Davison, she died before I was born|
What I want to say to little girls everywhere
I think that you should:
- be good
- help each other
- go to school and learn
- treat each other nicely
- be brave like Emily Davison
- never give up, keep on working
What I want to be when I’m older
I want to be a doctor because I want to help people and girls can be anything they want
|This will be me when I’m older|
Important things for girls to do in their lives
- have a job
- have a house
- go to university
- don’t break the law
- stick up for yourself and go boxing like I do
- treat yourself
- get kids
- go somewhere new
- don’t be a bully
- be independent
- work hard
- do what you want to do!!!